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The Descent
The Descent

Part of the First Saturday Horror Series

Saturday, November 3
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

No refunds or exchanges.

2005 | R | 1 hr 40 min

Directed by Neil Marshal
Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, Myanna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone

Directed by Neil Marshall, The Descent is as nerve rattling and tension filled as the ominous skull fusion poster promises. Set in the Appalachian Mountains, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) reunites with friends a year after a tragic accident. On docket for the weekend is a spelunking adventure in a closely located North Carolina cave. With a title that forecasts the events to come, what awaits Sarah and her friends is a descent into nightmarish darkness where every twist and turn offers new horrors.

In recent years Neil Marshall is know for his work on Game of Thrones, Hannibal, and Westworld; with this film he establishes not only a narrative voice able to balance the monstrosities below and of human relationships. Claustrophobic and jarring the cinematography of the film uses darkness to new heights and plays with the audiences sense of space eloquently making this film a dizzying journey below the surface.

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